Trails and Ways are one of my favorite bands to emerge onto the indie scene this year. Their bossa nova sound and affective lyricism is like a tropical, musical confection for my ears. Though based out of Oakland, their music is inspired by the samba sounds of Brazil, where the lead singer spent an extended period of time in Fortaleza.
Below are some of my favorite singles off of their forthcoming album, Trilingual – due to release in early 2013.
you left me in Fortaleza / I lost myself in empty walls
made myself a shoreline without water / heat and sand was all